Average Mid-Career General Counsel Salary in Irvine, California

$172,501
Avg. Salary
$35,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career General Counsel in Irvine, California is $172,501.
10%
$96k
10%
$173k
50%
$288k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $172,501
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Salary
$96k - $288k
Bonus
$10k - $44k
Total Pay
$106k - $333k

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Job Description for General Counsel

General Counsel Tasks
  • Provide legal advice on legal and regulatory issues and federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Represent client or corporation in negotiations with accounts and regulators.
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts.
  • Assist with possible mergers, acquisitions and formation of business entities.

Career Paths

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General Counsel
Corporate Counsel
Attorney / Lawyer
Senior Counsel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel

An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $196,937 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $235,000.
Employees with General Counsel in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 5.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (30.2% less), Washington, District of Columbia (24.6% less) and Dallas, Texas (21.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 27 survey responses.
Experienced
55.6%
Late Career
44.4%

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